Spine Procedures
Celiac Plexus Block

Celiac Plexus Block

A celiac plexus block is a procedure using an injection to assist in the diagnosis and reduction of abdominal pain caused by conditions such as cancer or pancreatitis.


Celiac Plexus Block

A celiac plexus block is a procedure using an injection to assist in the diagnosis and reduction of abdominal pain caused by conditions such as cancer or pancreatitis. The injection blocks the nerves serving the abdomen, relieving pain and discomfort in the abdominal area.

After applying a local anesthetic to the patient’s back, the doctor begins the minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure by sliding one or two needles through the anesthetized area to reach the celiac plexus nerves. To ensure the needles are correctly located, the doctor will use an x-ray device or CT scan guidance and may also inject a dye solution to confirm that the needles are correctly positioned. Once the needles are positioned correctly, anesthetic medicine is injected around the nerves to relieve pain in the area. If the first injection results in pain relief, the doctor may then administer a block injection to permanently relieve the patient’s abdominal pain. After the injection, the needles are removed.

Many patients experience immediate pain relief from this minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure.

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